On Aug. 2, 2021, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted the first day of the Entry-Year Assistance training for school teams. During this training, a mentor and a new teacher had the opportunity to participate in discussions involving their district’s policies and procedures, decision-making, what makes quality effective teachers, and proactive management. This training provides an opportunity for mentors and teachers to collaborate and discuss classroom issues in a safe, supportive environment.
ESU #10 Integration Specialist, Wayne Weins, also showed new teachers how to utilize PowerSchool, a web-based student information system. Wayne showed new teachers how to take attendance, add assignments, enter student grades, customize grade scales, work with a class roster, submit lunch counts and enter student log entries.